Vikings Rumors & News

  • Now or never for Adrian Peterson trade

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "A source close to the situation believes that if disgruntled running back Adrian Peterson isn't traded before or during next week's NFL draft, the Vikings wouldn't deal him to another team before the 2015 season. "If he's not traded next week, they're going to keep him," the source said. The..." April 20

  • Adrian Peterson skips Vikings' offseason workout program "Adrian Peterson did not attend the start of the Vikings' offseason workout program Monday, a league source told ESPN, although the star running back's absence at this stage of Minnesota's offseason has been almost a yearly occurrence. The Vikings had not been expecting Peterson to show up at..." April 20

  • NFL schedule will be released on Tuesday

    Pro Football Talk "The wait to find out the 2015 schedule will end on Tuesday evening. The NFL has announced that the schedule will be unveiled during a three-hour show on NFL Network that gets underway at 8 p.m. ET. All 256 games will be revealed during the program, although not all games will remain in the same..." April 20

  • Report: Vikings want first-round pick, starting CB for Adrian Peterson

    Larry Brown Sports "Now that Adrian Peterson has been reinstated by the NFL, it will be interesting to see if he is successful in his quest to force his way out of Minnesota. Given the terms of his current contract and the value the Vikings want in return, Peterson may be stuck. ESPN’s Adam Caplan reports that the..." April 20

  • Will Adrian Peterson show up for Vikings' workouts? "Offseason workouts for many teams are set to begin on Monday. Don't expect Adrian Peterson to take part in the Minnesota Vikings' activities. When Peterson was reinstated from the Commissioner's exempt list on Thursday, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that while the running back..." April 19

  • Cowboys are interested in RB Adrian Peterson "Now that Adrian Peterson has been reinstated by the NFL, the Vikings "look forward to Adrian re-joining" the team. Except that Peterson, who felt the organization didn't support him after he was indicted on child-injury charges last fall, feels differently. For months there have been reports..." April 19

  • Raiders in mix to land Adrian Peterson

    Bleacher Report "Adrian Peterson is back. OK. Now what? For the moment, let's not get into whether he should be back—whether a player should be back after he did this to a four-year-old child and showed only cockiness and arrogance, daring his team to release him, when he should have shown contrition. For..." April 18

  • Adrian Peterson reinstated effective Friday by NFL "Adrian Peterson is officially back in the NFL. The NFL announced Thursday that Peterson has been reinstated effective Friday as an active NFL player and may participate in all scheduled activities with the Vikings. Peterson was placed on the Exempt/Commissioner Permission List on September 17..." April 17

  • Ex-Viking Stu Voigt charged with fraud, accused of swindling millions

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Less than a year after settling a $1 million fraud lawsuit filed by an ex-teammate, former Vikings tight end Stu Voigt was charged Wednesday with using a real estate scheme to swindle millions from investors by diverting funds into new accounts. Voigt, 66, of Apple Valley, and Twin Cities real..." April 16

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    Sam Farmer @LATimesfarmer

    Adrian Peterson reinstated by the NFL, effective tomorrow.

  • Vikings ought to let Adrian Peterson go to another team

    Denver Post "Adrian Peterson wants out of Minnesota. What began as speculation grew roots when his agent became engaged in a shouting match with Vikings representatives at the NFL combine. An uneasy relationship became exposed and crawls toward divorce. The Vikings continue to maintain that Peterson can..." April 16

  • Report Suggests About 1 in 6 NFL Players Go Broke Within 12 Years of Retiring

    Complex "When the NFL comes back in 2015, and you gaze upon the first 11-on-11 play of the bloodsport's season, know that, statistically speaking, at least three players on that field will be bankrupt soon after they hang up their cleats. According to a new research paper by the National Bureau of Economic..." April 15

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    After his #Jaguars visit, the plan for WR Greg Jennings included a FA visit with the #Saints, source said. Played with Rodgers. Brees next?

  • Peterson trade would have multiple moving parts

    Pro Football Talk "If the Vikings decide to trade running back Adrian Peterson, the best time to pull off the swap would arrive when the highest pick Minnesota would be receiving is on the clock. Getting that spot in exchange for Peterson before the draft would operate as a “Hey, everybody, here’s where we may take..." April 14

  • Asked if he’ll show up to Vikings’ workouts, Peterson says, “We’ll see”

    Pro Football Talk "Adrian Peterson is remaining noncommittal about whether he will remain with the Vikings. Asked by ESPN today whether he will participate in any of the Vikings’ offseason workouts, Peterson said he doesn’t know. “We’ll see,” he said. “I haven’t even been reinstated yet.” Peterson was in..." April 13

  • Adrian Peterson's 7-month exile could soon be over

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Adrian Peterson saga won’t be over until the most productive running back of this era squeezes his shiny, bald head into a football helmet and runs out onto an NFL practice field for the first time since last September. Whether that helmet will be purple or of another color remains to be seen,..." April 13

  • Schedule release likely coming next week

    Pro Football Talk "With the draft only 17 days away and in light of the NFL’s habit of releasing the regular-season schedule before the draft, the window for releasing the 2015 regular-season schedule is getting fairly narrow. The current thinking, per a source with knowledge of the situation, is that the sheet..." April 13

  • CB Price has charge reduced to careless driving

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Cornerback Jabari Price, who was arrested for suspicion of driving while impaired in the hours after the regular-season finale in December, had his charge reduced to careless driving Wednesday. During a court appearance, Price agreed to do 30 days of electronic home monitoring, according to his..." April 12

  • Fifth-year option decisions loom for Smith, Kalil

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "NFL teams have started to exercise their fifth-year options on 2012 first-round picks. The headliner is Andrew Luck, the No. 1 overall pick that year and now the franchise quarterback for the Colts. The Vikings will soon have to make decisions on a pair of players in Harrison Smith and Matt..." April 10

  • ‘Penile plethysmograph’ test to gauge arousal part of Darren Sharper’s strict post-prison deal

    The New Orleans Advocate "When Darren Sharper gets out of prison in less than a decade, if he wants to stay out, the former NFL star who once cut loose on the field and in nightclubs from Miami to Los Angeles will live the closely monitored life of a known predator. During his first three to five years of freedom,..." April 10

  • 2015 NFL preseason schedule announced "Preseason football may be some four months off, but the NFL wants to give you time to get adequately pumped for what amounts to glorified practices. That's right: On Thursday, the league announced the 2015 preseason schedule in all its meaningless glory. Meaningless may be an overstatement; the..." April 09

  • Report: Repeated police failures allowed Darren Sharper to continue rape spree

    The Score "Former NFL safety Darren Sharper could have been prevented from a string of druggings and rapes for which he recently agreed to plead guilty, had the initial police investigations been more thorough. That's the conclusion of a joint comprehensive investigation by T. Christian Miller and Ryan..." April 08

  • Adrian Peterson ‘Highly Unlikely’ to Face Further Suspension

    Black Sports Online "With Adrian Peterson’s reinstatement meeting with Commissioner Roger Goodell in the rear-view mirror, questions still remain regarding his future with the Vikings. One thing we do know is that Peterson is unlikely to face further sanctions from the league. Ian Rapoport told NFL Total Access on..." April 08

  • Erin Henderson, troubled ex-Vikings linebacker, agrees to terms with Jets, per sources

    Newark Star-Ledger "Erin Henderson, a linebacker whose promising career with the Vikings was cut short by substance abuse and a pair of DWI arrests, has agreed to terms with the Jets on a one-year contract, league sources told NJ Advance Media on Tuesday. The move fills another depth void for the Jets, who last..." April 07

  • Source: Peterson takes issue with NFL-mandated counseling program

    Fox Sports "Adrian Peterson walked into the NFL offices in Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon, presumably prepared to speak about the lessons he's learned over the past year and about how he's changed the ways he disciplines his children. The question is whether that sentiment, along with court-appointed..." April 07

  • Darren Sharper plea deal on state rape charges postponed until federal case resolved

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Former Saints safety Darren Sharper's expected guilty plea to three New Orleans rape charges was delayed Tuesday (April 7) after a state judge ruled that the former football star's federal drug charges must be adjudicated first. The ruling by Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Judge Karen..." April 07

  • Vikings give John Sullivan a raise with contract extension

    Pro Football Talk "The Vikings found their quarterback of the future last season, and now they’ve taken care of the guy who gets the ball to him. Via Field Yates of ESPN, the Vikings have extended center John Sullivan’s contract by a year, giving him a nice raise. He was already under contract the next two..." April 07

  • Sharper pleads not guilty in New Orleans, for now

    Pro Football Talk "Former NFL safety Darren Sharper made his initial appearance in Louisiana federal court on Monday in connection with rape charges. Despite a global plea deal, Sharper officially pleaded not guilty, according to the Associated Press. It’s believed to be a formality. Prosecutors in New Orleans..." April 07

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will meet with @NFL this week to discuss reinstatement, source said. He’s eligible to be considered on April 15.

  • Report: Adrian Peterson’s “Dream Scenario” is the Cowboys

    Sportsnaut "Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is set to meet with the NFL this week, and there’s a good chance he will be reinstated off the Commissioner’s Exempt List by April 15. Whenever Peterson is reinstated, the conversation will quickly turn to where he’s going to play in 2015. By now..." April 06

  • Adrian Peterson to meet with NFL about reinstatement "Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said at last month's NFL Annual Meeting that he was still awaiting clarity from the league before he could move forward with star running back Adrian Peterson. He will be getting his wish soon. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Peterson will meet with..." April 06

  • Darren Sharper due in federal court Monday on drug, rape charges

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Darren Sharper, one of the heroes of the Saints' run to the 2010 Super Bowl victory, returns to New Orleans in disgrace Monday (April 7) for a series of court appearances that will close out rape cases against the former football star in four states. Sharper is set to appear in federal court at..." April 06

  • Peterson, Vikings standoff continues

    Pro Football Talk "The league meetings came and went with no resolution to Adrian Peterson’s status in Minnesota. The next key event regarding his status with the team launches in three weeks and five days, in Chicago. If — and that’s still a fairly large “if” — the Vikings plan to trade Peterson, the best move..." April 05

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    Rand Getlin @Rand_Getlin

    The #Vikings are signing long snapper Kevin McDermott, reuniting him with his college punter Jeff Locke, a source said.

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    NFL Network @nflnetwork

    "DO NOT rule out Adrian Peterson for the @DallasCowboys. It's still doable." - @RapSheet @NFLTotalAccess

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    Access Vikings @AccessVikings

    Vikings announce they have waived QB Pat Devlin after signing QB Mike Kafka on Wednesday.

  • Vikings add veteran quarterback Mike Kafka

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Vikings have signed free agent quarterback Mike Kafka. Kafka, who has not thrown an NFL pass since 2011, spent last season with the Buccaneers. The 27-year-old was a fourth-round pick of the Eagles in 2010. He has spent time with four NFL teams, including the Patriots and Jaguars. His only..." April 02

  • Darren Sharper Locked Up In New Orleans Preps for Guilty Plea "Darren Sharper has touched down in New Orleans ... where prosecutors say he's expected to plead guilty to multiple counts of rape next week. Sharper had been locked up in L.A. for more than a year -- but officials allowed him to travel to N.O. so he could appear in court for drug charges on..." April 02

  • Does Romo restructure pave the way for Adrian Peterson?

    Larry Brown Sports "Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has agreed to restructure his contract to give the team more salary cap space, and already there has been speculation about Romo’s new deal freeing up room to acquire Adrian Peterson. Pro Football Talk reports that Romo’s restructure has created an..." April 02

  • Agent's Take: Everything you need to know about trading Adrian Peterson "The Minnesota Vikings and Adrian Peterson are currently at a stalemate. Peterson wants out of Minnesota while the Vikings have no plans to trade or release him at this time. Much of the 2012 NFL MVP's displeasure reportedly is with team executive Kevin Warren, who was promoted from general..." April 01

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    Joe Person @josephperson

    .@GregJennings tweeting he has a deal done. I'm told it's not with #Panthers.

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    Darren Wolfson @DWolfsonKSTP

    Because I get 3-5 tweets/week asking about Crabtree, Blalock, & Spikes: #Vikings haven't even inquired on the first two. $$ issue w/ Spikes.

  • The Vikings plan to limit CB Captain Munnerlyn to nickel packages

    Twin Cities "Cornerback Captain Munnerlyn welcomes Terence Newman joining the Vikings. He just doesn’t believe Newman will beat him out. Newman, who will be 37 when the regular season starts, signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract Friday with the Vikings, with $750,000 guaranteed. When asked earlier in..." March 28

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    Field Yates @FieldYates

    Source: Vikings LB Chad Greenway has agreed to a pay cut. Base salary drops from $7M to $3.4M in '15. Creates $3.225M of cap space for MIN.

  • NFL exploring Mexico, Germany and other markets to host games

    SB Nation "The NFL views Mexico, Canada and China as the next markets to focus on as it looks to add more international games to the schedule, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. The league could be considering NFL games in those markets, similar to the International Series that already takes place..." March 27

  • With so much tampering, NFL will struggle to police it all

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the obvious on Wednesday when he said at the league meeting that multiple teams had dealings before the start of free agency that may have violated the letter of the law. “We want to make sure no teams are gaining an advantage as it relates to free..." March 26

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Vikings and veteran CB Terence Newman have agreed on a 1-year, $2.5M deal with $750K guaranteed, source said.

  • Vikings' Babatunde Aiyegbusi is enormous, even by NFL standards "NFL offensive linemen are often described as "massive," "behemoths," and just about every other synonym describing their prodigious girth. But even in the land of the enormous Babatunde Aiyegbusi stands out. The Vikings announced Thursday that they had signed the 6-9, 351-pound Aiyegbusi, an..." March 26

  • NFL momentum builds to alter extra point for 2015 season

    USA Today "A rules alteration that would inject more excitement into the near-automatic extra point could be adopted for the 2015 NFL season as early as the league's next meeting this May. There was lively discussion among the 32 teams Wednesday about adding significant drama to the mundane point after..." March 25

  • Zimmer, again: 'We have no plans to trade Adrian'

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Mike Zimmer, speaking at the NFL owners meetings this morning, reiterated the Vikings’ stance that they expect disgruntled running back Adrian Peterson to play for them this season. Zimmer also clarified a comment he made to Pro Football Talk earlier in the offseason, saying, “I never once said..." March 25